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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) recently announced they are petitioning the courts to take their case against California’s Proposition (Prop) 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs, as well as veal from calves, that don’t meet the state’s new standards.
Adorning the Christmas dinner table with a succulent rib roast is a long-standing tradition for meat lovers. But Americans this year might have to forego this hugely popular holiday item for a lower-priced cut. This is because wholesale rib prices are currently at record levels and might not decline enough to avoid substitution by other beef items.
The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) will invest approximately $38.9 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal year (FY) 2022, subject to USDA approval.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Aug. 25 signed an executive order (EO) that echoes the Biden administration’s America the Beautiful initiative to combat climate change, drought and reduced water availability by preserving 30 percent of land and waters by 2030.
A widening of the retail/wholesale spread was the result of large negative demands by packers and large positive demands by retailers, low retail meat supply and high livestock supply.
Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUPUI) and two other U.S. universities, along with industrial partners, will explore the use of insects as food and feed in agriculture as a response to overpopulation, climate change and a shrinking food supply.
Over the past 10 years, the beef and dairy industries have increasingly become a favorite whipping boy among politicians and activists who concern themselves with the climate change issue. While much of this is mere rhetoric, the resulting damage to the industry’s image is nevertheless a real and concerning issue.